Our Best Guide to Handling Your New York Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Claim

New York Personal Injury Law isn’t Just Our Profession: It’s Our Passion

Top Five Mistakes Before You Even Call an Attorney

1) Auto accident chatter. Click here to learn how what you SAY at the scene of an accident can have an IMMEDIATE impact on your New York auto accident case.
2) Talking to the insurance company. Read this to find out why it’s NEVER a good idea to talk to an insurance adjuster for ANY New York personal injury case.
3) Witness information. Click here too see what to do—and what NOT to do—when approaching witnesses to your accident or injury.
4) New York No Fault Benefits. This article will tell you everything you NEED to know about your New York No Fault benefits before you sign your rights away.
5) Choosing an experienced attorney. Here is a list of things to consider before you even CONTACT a New York personal injury attorney.

What Do I Do When I’ve Been in a New York Auto Accident?

What are New York No Fault Benefits and how do I get them?
How do I prove that my accident was another driver’s fault?
When should I call the police and what do I have to report?
What do I tell my insurance company? The other driver’s insurance company?
I can’t work as a result of my injuries. How do I pay my bills?

What Do I Do When I’ve Been in a New York Slip-and-Fall Accident?

How do I determine who is responsible for the New York property/street where I slipped and fell?
How do I document my injuries after a slip-and-fall accident under New York law?
What do I do if I slipped and fell on public property?
Do I need to sign something from the owner’s insurance company to receive a settlement?
Is the business owner or the property owner liable for my injuries?

Seven Steps to a Successful Case

1) Establish a duty of care. Does the person who caused your accident or injury owe you a duty of care? Make sure you understand this important legal concept.
2) Establish negligence or recklessness. Did the person who caused your accident or injury behave in a manner that fell below their duty of care? How foreseeable was the outcome?
3) Were you seriously injured? Minor and temporary injuries still deserve compensation, but you may not need an attorney.
4) Establish proximal causation. New York has special laws regarding causation and “comparative liability.” Know your rights.
5) Find an experienced attorney. New York personal injury and medical malpractice laws are complex. We’ll tell you how to find an experienced and aggressive attorney.
6) Get a free consultation. Before you retain an attorney, learn what to ask and what you should expect to here from a knowledgeable New York attorney.
7) Retain counsel and relax. Your work isn’t done after you’ve hired an attorney, but here’s a list of things they ought to be handling for you.

 

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